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Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater; actress Melissa McCarthy; Rod Sterling's influence on television; TV host Chelsea Handler.

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>> what was it about this heater? >> a proofing ground. >> gladys knight played her when she was 15. the legendary apollo theater still creating stars on amateur night. ahead on sunday morning. >> melissa mccarthy talent she's got the timing as we'll see from mo rocca. >> there's never been a leading lady quite like melissa
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mccarthy. you are america's sweetheart. >> this is our lovely green room. >> melissa mccarthy and her leading man later on "sunday morning." >> good jeans don't have to come from some fashionable boutique. >> michael allen harris something of a treasure hunter. >> it can go up to 50, 60,rd 70 depend wrong on who wants to buy it. >> the abandoned mines and ghost town the jeans of the old west. tattered, torn jeans that are prized by collectors, designers and even historians. >> my goodness.
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>> later on "sunday morning." an appreciation of the intricately woven world of american denim. >> chelsea lately is a talk show whose host has been making news lately about her future. chelsea handler never one to be shy talks about her career changes. >> acting every night. >> chelsea handler is leaving late night tv that could be good for her fans. >> i mean if somebody needs a car i have no problem buying them a car. >> have you done that? >> yes. >> more than once? >> yeah. >> the gift of chelsea handler. ahead on "sunday morning." >> seth doane gets a taste of some of tokyo's most unusual restaurants. steve mart man shows us a college grad who is a real class act. we'll say our farewell to hit
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songwriter gerry gaff fin. in iraq sunni insurgents led by isis continue their offensetive killed more than two dozen troops pushing them out of four towns including a border crossing. secretary of state john kerry arrived, he's in cairo seeking to solve relations, strained since the toppling of the first elected. home to the country as largest oregoned crime, he declare all mobsters ex-communicated from the catholic church. back here at home after several days of heavy rain, understand waters are on the rise in the upper midwest. the soggy weather triggered mudslides, and understanded farm land. this has been the state's
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wettest june in 140 years. in sports this morning, cameroon is out, england is out. even reigning champion spain is out. but united states still has chance to advance with a win or a tie. team usa game against portugal starts later today. looking at the forecast today, more storms could thunder again across the already soggy midwest. it wilt be hot and sticky in the southeast, spectacular in the northeast and west. more scattered storms except in the southwest where it will stay very summer like. sunny and hot. >> coming up. denim. >> like a cheeto you can't have just one. >> and melissa mccarthy the leading lady of laughs.,,,,,,,,,
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>> have you ever been caught doodling when you were supposed to be working or at least paying attention? conventionality wisdom says it's a way to waste time. recent studies suggest that doodle can can actually provide a real mental benefit which is why we chose to explore it in our "sunday morning" cover story. >> just how many of us when we let our minds drift find that
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hour pencils drift right along with it? for the doodler, the canvas can be anything, a napkin, a margin, a soon to be discarded envelope. yet for all of its ubiquity the doodle seems to be artistic equivalent of rodney dangerfield it gets no respect. even the oxford english dictionary reduces the doodle to a drawing made absent mind edly. and boy does that up society doodler santa barbara. >> you don't even like the dove knicks of doodling. >> i don't. i'm not pleased with the definition. >> this is what your noted pad looks like. >> yes. >> convinced that doodling isn't a mindless activity. but instead engages the mind in a way that helps us think.
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so much so she's written a manifesto of sorts called the doodle revolution. that lays out her case. er. >> o. >> for her drawing info-doodle, aid in memory retention. by creating a verb call language that she insists more powerful than most people know. >> i've seen people tackling serious challenges they inof table go straight to the white board or wall start mapping it to have a more effective conversation. then you have that visual explanation for people to understand. what is really happening. >> her austin-based consultant company now offers doodling workshops. her clients are major retailers and media companies who are
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starting to catch on. the doodle she says still has doubters. >> there are skeptics everywhere. i encounter them all the time. i love them. >> what do they say? >> all the usual stuff. waste of time, mindless scratching. they say everything that you would expect them to say when you misunderstand and you underestimate something. >> andrew stopped underestimating the power of the doodle after he realized he'd been doing it most of his professional life. >> for me it was something more. i think it was rather important. >> over career that spanned three decades in asset management, he amassed oodles of doodles. drawn when he was leading important financial meetings. all over the world. >> this was a meeting with a bunch of senior bank executives to talk about budget issues. >> the longer the meetings the more detailed the doodles. >> what do you think prompted
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that, were you bored? >> i any a way of staying engaged. >> kept from you checking out. >> definitely. >> because why? what happens in your brain do you think? >> i suspect it occupied me from thinking about other stuff. >> that notion that doodles may open the door to better concentration has been getsing attention of researchers of late. in a study published in the journal "applied cog any sieve psychology" in 2009 researcher played a tedious voice mail to a group of volunteers. some were asked to doodle. while others simply listened to the message. turns out the doodlers remembered 29% more details than the non-doodling group. >> doodling has been grossly under studied. it is one of the most neglected day-to-day activities. >> jesse teaches philosophy of the mind at city university of new york. he has blue hair is as much trademark as his obsession with
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doodling heads. >> they're all scrap paper. on some sheet. great environmental message here. >> drawn thousands of them. all while he was supposed to be paying attention to something else. >> every single picture you see here was drawn during an academic lecture. >> so convinced that doodling helped him remember the lectures better he encourages it in his own classroom. >> you want kids ton doodling while you're lecturing? >> absolutely. >> you really do? >> shrewdly. we should train people to doodle. >> reason is simple. it isn't just a distraction may actually keep us from day dreaming and zoning out altogether. >> think about mindless drawing as way to take all those things that distract you all those subjects that you -- clear them away. opening the space where information can get in. >> doodling is that sweet spot
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where it keeps you just doodling for the attentional sweet spot. >> what do you think makes doodler in somebody who just -- other than -- >> perspective a little closer toe hem we turn to our own artist in residents, morley safer of ""60 minutes". >> don't ask me what the hell that means. >> says he does between five and ten doodles daily, his desk is covered them with from the obscure to the familiar. >> one of the things i like, i'm fascinated by new york are the water towers on top of buildings seem to give the city a real personality. drawings by unconscious mind. where the hand takes over. >> does it serve some kind of purpose do you think? >> very satisfying obviously.
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i mean it was -- >> perhaps why so many u.s. presidents doodle. john f. kennedy often doodled. ronald reagan drew cowboys. former secretary of state hillary clinton was caught doodling during a u.n. counsel meeting. mark twain, both were ha bit tall doodlers. a time when they were black and white proof that usually embarrassed artists wasn't really paying attention. while everyone agrees it warrants more study, it just may turn out that doodling is a window to clarity. >> doodles define us, is that right? tells us who we are. >> or who we're not. lee next. the law that changed america.
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>> cowan: now, a age from our sunday morning almanac. june 22, 1944. 70 years ago today the day america fighting in world war ii won victory. for that was the day president franklin roosevelt signed the servicemen's readjustment act
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otherwise known as g.i. bill of rights. although the or still had just over a year to run, the government wanted to assure opportunities for returning men and women in uniform. >> the police can't handle them since the -- >> above all it wanted no repeat of the shabby treatment received by veterans of world war ii, whose march on washington in 1932 to demand promised compensation was met by active duty troops to disperse them by force. by contrast the g.i. bill promised world war ii vets a raft of benefits outlined in special films, starting with help in finding employment. >> if they can't find you a job right away, you'll be given $20 a week for up to limit of 52 weeks. >> relatively big money for the time, as was the educational assistance for g.i.s looking to go to college. >> the government pays all of your school bills up to $500 a year. and living expenses of $50 a
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month. or $75 a month if you have dependents. >> in 1947, nearly half the college admissions in the united states were veterans studying under the g.i. bill. and then there was the help the legislation offered to vets hoping to get a loan for their very first home. a benefit one film went to rather dubious lengths to showcase. >> wait a second. what about the beautiful blonde? don't tell me the g.i. bill of rights guarantees every returning serviceman one of those, too? >> all told, nearly eight million returning vets did take advantage of one or another of the g.i. bill's real benefits, benefits that helped shape post war america for decades to come.
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>> cowan: ahead. >> from about 1873. >> serena on the dawn of denim. [ laughter ]
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cbs cares. >> cowan: good jeans come in many styles and color these days with quite a range of price tags, too. but the most expensive jeans we've ever seen are the ones serena altschul managed to dig up with a little help. >> wait, wait. i see dimples in the rivets. >> okay. >> in the intricately woven world of denim this man, michael
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allen harrisa commercial painter from orange county, california, is sort of a celebrity. >> you can't research this stuff on the web. nobody knows anything about it. it's like a mystery. like being a detective. a denim detective. >> on weekends he hunts old mines in search of blue gold. old jeans, really old jeans. the jeans of the old west, dirty, dusty, tattered jeans that can appraise for up to a hundred thousand dollars. >> this piece dates from about 1873-74 when the rivets on the top right here are unstamped. they're stamped only on the back. >> oh, my goodness. harris found this jacket. one of the oldest denim jackets known to exist, which lynn downy, the historian emeritus at
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levi strauss showed us. >> this has its previous life permanently imprinted on it. there's such understanding and such respect and love for? >> these antique jeans are prized by designers because of their wear patterns. today those patterns are recreated by jean designers like loren cronk for that all important lived in look. >> if you look at the way an old pair of jeans has been worn away or torn it's sometimes easy to surmise what kind of early life it had. if there are really significant wrinkles on the back of the knee, for example, you can tell that the person either spent a lot of time on a horse or did some sort of job where he was bending his knees a lot. >> cowboys wore them, so did
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bikers like the one marlon brando played in "the wild one." >> where are you going? >> what you got? >> as did the demonstrators that brought down the berlin wall. no other garment personifies freedom more than denim blue jeans. but jeans were originally workwear. they were the essential clothing of a hard day in the mines when jacob davis and levi strauss patented the idea to use a metal rivet to hold denim together. and those jeans were made in america like the rigid fabric from which they were cut. that is, until the 1990s, when companies likely vie's began to shut down most of their american manufacturing. >> not only levis it's everybody.
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you might say they don't make jeans like that any more. that is you meet ray. >> i like the idea of the whole knack tori. whole factory that i'm the mechanic and head designer. >> he is in fact a one man sweat shop. slaper is 14 different machines, to make a single pair of jeans. out of this one room workshop in oakland, california. >> a big deal because this is my denim. >> have it custom made at one of the world's oldest continuous operating den nill mills, engreensboro, north carolina. the fabric is woven on looms over 50 years old using a process that hasn't changed in hundreds of years. his jeans are not only made the old-fashioned way, in fact
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they're designed to actually look better as they age, right down to the buttons. >> when they wear out, they get kind of coppery-brassy color. basically everything on the jean is made so that as it wears, it looks more beautiful than when it's new. >> the cost for all this scrupulous attention to detail? a tidy $340. you see, in the venerable world of jeans what's old is new again, except a little more expensive. jeans designed by matt and carrie eudemon son in nashville, tennessee. >> matt and i both were always very in tune to this fabric. >> their company is named after their grandparents, emma jean and willie. of course, jeans like these
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require special compare. >> we encourage mainly due to small amount of shrinkage to not wash your jeans for six months. >> believe it or not, others are even more particular about the care of their jeans. >> i think the extreme is to never wash your jeans. this sort of comes from the school that as miners and people wore their jeans, the indigo left the fabric and caused these amazing wear patterns just sort of evolved in to the jean. >> this is what you get when you don't wash, you know, like, who knows if this was ever washed? these creases are so strong that they're actually breaking through here. >> i can't think of any other piece of clothing that elicits the kind of emotional response and memory that blue jeans do.
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you're touching your own history every day. you're wearing your own history every day. >> thighs jeans may be torn, but woven in them is an american history of work and play. >> >> cowan: coming up. >> that the why i would never go through with a pregnancy. >> cowan: chelsea handler speaks her mind. and later one fine songwriter. ,,
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>> wants to know why i look so worn on holidays most people just drink. i have to drink and work. >> it's "sunday morning" on cbs. and here again is lee cowan. >> cowan: chelsea handler's frank, some times brash sense of humor on chelsea lately has won her a loyal following. now news she's about to take her one liners to a whole new venue, tracy smith sat down with her for questions and answers. >> it's chelsea handler! >> chelsea handler had an itch.
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>> a lot of people don't know this but chelsea lately is a classically-trained actress. >> she no longer loved doing her own tv show. >> my best acting is every night on this show when i act like i'm interested in what i'm talking about a seven year itch. >> in april she scratched it. and announced the show would be sending. how are you feeling after seven years to be leaving? >> fulfilled. i'm teal very fulfilled. >> fifty cents. >> and why not? she's the only female late night talk show host on tv right now. >> you're very, very cute. you know that, right? >> you have a boyfriend. >> her program "chelsea lately" is watched by more than half a million people every night. >> i feel like you may deserve me for a couple of minutes. >> her five books or all best sellers. >> chelsea handler.
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>> her stand-upcome tours. >> i do like brush my teeth eight times a day. >> chelsea needed a change. >> i had really good time doing this show and i probably stayed a little bit longer than i wanted to but i just had a feeling, oh, maybe, shy stay a little bit longer until another woman does a late night show. and then i came to the conclusion, that's not my responsibility. >> she was making her decision while men were playing late night musical chairs. jimmy fallon nabbed jay leno's spot. in fallon's seat is seth myers. steven colbert will take david letterman's change and grey ferguson will leave his. where were you in all those discussions? >> well, i mean, i've never wanted to do any of those jobs. i never wanted to take over for letterman. obviously when that happened it was like, maybe there were -- there were definite phone calls
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but i never sat down said this is what i want to do. >> never wanted to be late night network tv show? >> i'm not a network kind of girl. after all handler's known for saying whatever's on her mind she doesn't seem to give a bleep if it offends. >> you tweet, very amusingly. >> like when she feuded with piers morgan. >> i want your viewers to know, you can't even pay attention for 60 seconds. you're a terrible interviewer. >> so maybe no surprise that handler's next job is one even the cable sensors can't touch. >> what's next? >> next i'm going to netflix. >> which is not a tv network. >> so help me god. >> netflix is streaming video service with hot new shows like "house of cards." and "orange is the new black." >> i didn't want to be tied to
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doing sec by tee news. i want to talk about sports. i want answers to questions that i want to ask. >> chelsea's scheduled to create four documentary specials in 2015 then full time talk show in 2016. it's a big leap. were you at all scared about stepping off that precipice? >> i'm never really scared? >> you're never scared? >> i don't have a lot of fear-based issues. >> her fearless attitude developed when she was growing up in new jersey. >> you were pretty independent kid. where did that come from? >> i didn't have a choice. my parents were -- they were there, physically, but they were over it. i was the sixth kid they were done with setting up play dates. so it made me feel like a total outkast because my parents just refused to participate in my childhood. my parents were like ceiling fan parents. they would be on a little bit then gist turn off.
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>> at the age of 19, chelsea left her family to pursue an acting career in los angeles. >> wanted people to know who i was, i have a point of view that's different and i was going to prove it to everyone. i just think i wanted to be famous. >> she waited tables and started doing stand up. >> i take safety seriously, whether i'm on the streets or on the sidewalk. >> tv shows like "girls behaving badly" soon followed then she broke through with a book about her one night stands. fans were smitten. >> after the show i'll sign the book. make sure the book you have is my book, though. >> when we met her on tour in detroit she spent most of her time off stage signing books, more than 500 in the space of a few hours. >> i like to go on tour because i like to meet my fans. i like them toe see fee face to fay, putting in the effort and time not coasting on my laurels
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and being onstage in front of that many people who made money to see you is a responsibility. she goes, you don't understand what it's like to be a mother. [bleep] hate that that's why i would never go through with a pregnancy. >> and what they're paying nor is a 39-year-old single woman who makes fun of everyone, especially herself. a woman who wrote a book called "are you there, vodka? it's my, chelsea" but is she really that mean? or that drunk? >> i can't do this [bleep] sober. on my tour people send drinks up on stage. if i have a cup it's clearly water like i always put it in a red plastic cup or glass because people want to think it's vodka when it's not necessarily vodka. >> how much do you really drink a day? >> a day? >> yeah. >> not as much as people think i drink. >> yes, i drink. i don't drink every day. i'm not hammered every night,
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hardly. >> at the same time you had this empire. when you joke about being a functioning alcoholic you're not really? >> no. i wouldn't call myself an alcohol -- i could be a functioning alcohol lick. a lot of people would say that. i may be. i don't think i'm an alcoholic. but i mean most alcohol licks don't think that, do they? >> how are you? >> chelsea handler functions well enough to earn more than $20 million a year from tv, stand up comedy and book sales. what have you learned about money. >> throw it away. >> i have no respect for it. if somebody needs a car i have no problem buying them a car. >> have you done that? >> yes. >> more than once? >> yeah. i've bought homes. i've bought cars. i've bought any -- just the right thing to do in my mind. >> she is the first person that gave me a brand new car when we first started working together. >> did you have a nice weekend? >> i had a great weekend and i
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have videotape to prove it. roll it! chuy bravo has been chelsea's on-air sidekick since the start of her show. >> what should people out there know about chelsea. >> that she's a very loveable person. inside of her heart i know she loves me. >> i don't like to be thanked. i like the feeling it gives me when i do it. >> you're blushing a little bit. >> i'm stalking how great i am. it's embarrassing. what a generous person i am. >> i asked. >> i am. >> it didn't just come out november where. now everyone knows the truth about where chelsea handler's headed but the secret she still keeping may be even more interesting. the drunk, mean girl is actually pretty nice. >> cowan: next, a meal that the cats meow.
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>> cowan: when a restaurant in one world capital not about the food and all about the atmosphere. seth doane sends thus postcard from tokyo. >> it's definitely dazzles with 850,000 l.e.d. lights, 250 plus
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tv screens, larger than life robots and, well, plenty of ladies. attack yes, sir's robot restaurant let's just say the food is secondary. that seems to amuse some more than others. but it certainly draws a crowd. namie osawa is performer, provocative dresser and owner. why are robots attracting so much attention? men have pretty standard youthful dreams, she told me, they're in to robots, they're in to sexy girls, i wanted a place to capture all of the youthful fantasies ever our potential customers. she sure got that down, australian, michael ref, said it was the best thing he's seen in japan. what did you like about the show? >> well lots of scantily clad girls, that always helps.
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>> establishments are trying to stand out amid the bright lights of this mega city of 13 million, that's seemingly enough people to make an audience for just about any fetish or fascination. the subterranean restaurant "the lock up." >> it's quite a dining experience. >> it mixes themes, part prison with diners eating in cells and part haunted house, complete with a brief monster jail break interlude. >> what you can't appreciate here is the smell of gun powder in the air here in this restaurant. and gunfire. >> the drinks are their own show. >> wow. i think i'll go with this syringe drink. >> but it's not exactly a culinary highlight. if you prefer some peace and quiet and a lot of cats, join
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the 120 people or so daily who come to this cat cafe. it's so popular, managers say, because of the tight spaces in this expensive city where many landlords don't allow pets. it's $10 an hour for unlimited petting and while we didn't see many customers eating, this cat got a cake for its sixth birthday. yoshino, a bartender bought the cake, she comes three times a week for up to five hours at a time. >> with all of the stress and strive of work, she said, i come here and forget about it. >> while the customers may be at peace, the cats, well not always. there are 16 cat cafes in tokyo which is why otani saw an
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opportunity. his restaurant serves burgers and keeps pet goats, yes, goats, named chocolate and cherry. customers can walk them down tokyo streets. why, of all animals, did you choose to have a goat cafe? >> goats have long been a symbol of calm, soothing and relaxation, he said. but perhaps it's not so relaxing far those in charge of keeping the potted plants alive along the route. back at the robot restaurant, we asked osawa why there were so many themed restaurants in tokyo? they cater to individual passions, she told us. if you want a cat but you can't have cats or if you have these fantasies about robots, well, you can go to a place and it's fun. yes, if cats are not welcome in many tokyo apartments, imagine
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the neighbors here. >> cowan: just ahead. amateur night tha,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
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>> cowan: it's a talent competition that's been around 80 years long before reality tv not all the amateurs participate go on to stardom and proudly say they got their start at the apollo. anthony mason is our ticket inside. >> going to be a little bit sensitive -- >> as dentist in new york city, he's an artist in other people's mouths. but he's also an artist with his own own. >> you have another identity. >> yeah, i do. ♪
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>> the other dr. hashimoto made his debut at harlem's apollo theater two years ago. what was it like to go up there. >> it was intimidating. >> he entered the apollo as amateur night competition. and won. ♪ >> after winning realizing that i'm a part of this history at the apollo and seen the other names are on that list, i can't believe that it happened. >> the list of amateur winners at the apollo includes billie holiday. ♪ the isley brothers, jimmy hendrix and the jackson five. ella fitzgerald was one of the first. her prize, $25 and week's work.
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>> oldest continuing amateur hour, amateur night i think in entertainment. >> dick parsons is chairman of the apollo theater foundation. >> we don't want to be a museum. we're not just about celebrating things that have happened in the past. >> when the 1500 seat theater on 125th street opened as an entertainment mecca for harlem's black community in 1934. quickly became an incubate for for african-american talent. long before "american idol" gave birth to the slogan, where stars are born and legends are made. >> do you remember first time you walked in to this theater? >> yeah. it was like, the apollo. you heard so much about it. it had a life all its own. it was worldwide.
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>> gladys knight was 15 when she and the pitches first played the apollo. >> we were so proud. we started off being the opening act because we didn't have a record back then. well, "every beat of my heart" had just come out. it was flying off the charts. we had but two songs. >> so what did you sing? >> we did "every beat of my heart" and a song called "what you going to do." >> knight took the stage again this month as the apollo celebrated its 80th birthday. ♪ >> what was it about this theater? >> it was a proving ground. you learned so much here. they didn't just put you on stage they critiqued you.
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they gave you what you needed to get better. that's how the pitches got into dancing f. there we went, i give thanks to them and training and care this they gave us right here at the apollo. >> also performing that night with host wayne brady was 13-year-old blind keyboard phenom named matthew whitaker who played like the second coming of ray charles. ♪ matthew won amateur night when he was just nine. >> my number is 170. >> contestants come from all over have to audition to get in.
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you auditioned right here in this room. >> exactly, yeah. >> in front of -- two judges. >> 24-year-old sun lee is a beat boxer. he makes music with his mouth. and this year he has won the first two rounds of amateur night that he's performed in. >> i want to win the whole thing, of course, i've still got a ways to go. >> a psychology major in college, lee gave up his job in las vegas to beat box full time in the new york subways. not an he's he's crowd. >> but if you can grab their taken with something unique they will stop for you. ♪ >> at the apollo at least he didn't have to compete with the trains.
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>> but it's actually kind of similar because the audience is the judge, both for the apollo and the subway. >> the crowds are encouraged to express their opinion loudly. and their noise measured by a meter over the stage determines the winner. >> will it be sun lee! [ applause ] >> he scored a 91. if he can win twice more he'll be the annual amateur champion. and like dr. hashimoto will walk away with a big check. >> the winner gets $10,000. >> that's pretty nice. >> it's great. can pay off my student loans. >> for the winners, amateur night at the apollo is often life changing. but dr. hashimoto who now has a band has not given up his day job.
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you laughlin test re. >> i do, yeah. >> where does singing fit in? >> i love singing, too. and actually i do sing sometimes when i'm working on patients. >> you do. >> yeah. ♪ >> how thrilling was it to win at the apollo? >> i tried to make sure that i remembered every moment of it just because it was one of those things that never in a million years do you think it's going to happen. ♪ >> congratulations -- income. >> cowan: next, here is to the grad what watt. >> what if i'm a -- jason was like, what? >> i have a plan. >> later. laughing matters. with melissa mccarthy. ,,,,,,,,,,
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>> cowan: every college graduate has someone to thank. the grad steve hartman talked to had one very special thank you in mind. >> this really shouldn't be happening. statistically, as a foster kid, gina pearson was more likely toe wind up behind bars than under a mortarboard yet here she is, graduating from rutgers university in new jersey with a degree in social work. >> congratulations. [ applause ] >> with a master's ahead of her and so much baggage behind her. see, gina didn't live in just one foster home. >> i would always act out or something and then get kicked out of the home or just run away. >> how many times would that happen? >> a lot, like 30. >> thirty? >> yeah. first grade right through high school where freshman math teacher cherylyn straubmuller
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remembers her behavior all too well. >> she had her own voice, wanted to be heard. >> sounds like you're putting a positive spin on this. sounds like a nightmare actually. >> she was rough at first. she was very rough at first. she's in the classroom and the next thing i know i get hit upside the head with a golf ball. >> she threw a golf ball at you? >> she hit me in the head. >> that was just one episode. mrs. straubmuller had dozens of other reasons to suggest gina for expulsion but instead she took a different tact. >> she sent me an e-mail and she asked me to baby-sit the kids. >> to baby-sit her kids? why would she trust you? >> i think she just saw something that i didn't like even see in myself. >> and cultivated it long after gina was out of class. >> she would sit with me, she
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had something else to do we'd just talk. helped me find myself. >> she encouraged gina to buckle down, talked her in to going to college and the rest, is future. >> i'm so proud of her. she'd mate her own way. she realized what brains she had and she finally used it. that's the best part about it. >> this graduation season every kid under cap and gown should be able to point to at least one person who made it all possible. >> congratulations. >> thank you. >> and if they're as wise as their degrees suggest they will take gina's advice to not just say thank to you that person but to show thank you. >> continuing to strive for success and for greatness, that's my thank you to her. >> i love you. >> i love you, too. >> it looks a little strange but does keep me from snoring. >> what makes it so hot.
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[ laughter ] >> it's "sunday morning" on cbs. and here again is lee cowan. >> cowan: that's melissa mccarthy in "mike and molly" just renewed. she's becoming regular in the movies, too. getting her laughs with her special brand of comedy as mo rocca shows us. >> what are you doing? >> how did you get to be so fearless. >> just probably really dumb. >> melissa mccarthy has become one of hollywood's leading ladies. >> i put up my sexuality through motion. then starts going, it's all -- you'll get it. >> playing roles that aren't
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exactly ladylike, at least not in typical hollywood terms. >> if somebody's doing something and you're laughing at the same time it's -- you're so embarrassed for them. it's my absolute favorite type of laugh. >> you kind of have to be willing to act and look like a wreck in certain scenes? >> i think you're supposed to be the butt of the joke. this is some [bleep] >> i want to 'physical guys. i'm not even confident which end that came out of. >> mccarthy is redefining the a-list actress. she can play rough. >> i'd like to rear up and jack knife my legs and kick you both -- >> she's not a size zero. >> don't make me -- and her characters come with plenty of character flaws. >> she's telling me to take you out. >> i'm a veteran. >> that's amazing.
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>> a lot of comedies they kind of take all the problems away from the women. they give her great clothes, great hair, she's almost always owns like an artistal shop. >> a cheese shop? >> like a cheese shop in manhattan i'm just you can't be brock. they're charming and they just can't find a man. i would date her. who is not dating these women? then they say now go be funny. i always think. >> what she doesn't like when women and comedies are reduced to playing off men. stripped of any actual personality. >> it's a lot of -- oh, jim. then always like, like, she's trying to say it different ways what point of view do you have when nine out of ten of your lines are "oh, jim."
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oh, moe." >> melissa mccarthy grew up on a farm in i am i will. she developed many of mr. comedic tools at the groundlings an improvisational comedy theater in los angeles. it's there she met comedian ben falcone. >> like a decade here and really unflattering way. somehow we started dating. >> theater provided the perfect opportunity for the young couple to get to no each other, warts and all seeing each other as all variety of cookie characters what a great way to see you in every possible light. >> the worst and most hideous. >> realistic. >> it really would make everybody laugh. like if you just came out and looked so horrible, it kind of got everybody's respect. there was a weird challenge to look your worst. >> what can look the best
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version of their worst. >> yes. >> ma plisses and ben got married in 2005. >> that's our old coffee table. >> wait. the coffee table that was here when you guys were -- >> this is from our old house. >> melissa's first big success almost didn't happen. she was asked to star in the cbs prime time sitcom "mike and molly" about two people who meet in an over eaters anonymous group. initially she was reluctant. >> you have to eat that in front of me? >> i'm sorry, baby. want a bite? >> what do you think i'm doing on this machine here, making butter? >> i first heard about "mike and molly" were you instantly interested, a little concerned? >> my first reaction was, no thanks. >> why? >> because i didn't want to do something that was just on topic of weight. not for any other reason. i just -- i don't find it interesting. it's not a story line.
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it didn't feel like there was anywhere to go with it. when i read it and i thought, it feel like romantic comedy. >> i'm going to be honest with you i have had cold medicine i'm feeling a little loopy. >> should you be mixing alcohol with that? >> oh, absolutely. >> the decision paid off with an emmy. her breakout role came in "bridesmaids" with her fellow groundling, alums, kristen wiig and maya rudolph. push her with oscar nomination as best supporting actress. melissa mccarthy in "bridesmaids." >> you mate recognize this scene. >> from my under carriage. >> ben has been in her last three movies. now he's directed her in "tammy." >> can you do that one more time
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which they cowrote. you are at least 40 seconds dark dark. >> tammy starts her week by getting fired. by ben, of course. >> i.t. your middle finger. >> nope. >> right between the lines. >> you're nothing like the people you play in "tammy." >> well, true. i know. for some reason we're always aggressively fighting each other in movies for some reason. >> she likes to take it so far that -- she says, the audience might can embarrassed for the character. >> right. >> now do you ever as her husband think, don't do that. >> yeah. you know, sometimes -- oh, mama. >> still cringes over her sex scene in the movie "identity theme" auto. >> i'm just sitting there,
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okay. still really funny, everybody is laughing i'm sort of like -- that's a lot. it's so funny because she's got this raunchy melissa mccarthy. she's so wrong. she's like totally just midwestern, hi, how are you doing? like super sweet. >> i haven't heard her swear yet. >> you won't. >> is cursing allowed at home? >> i don't curse anywhere near what i do in movies. >> except for that one time when she was shooting "the heat" with sandra bullock. >> i threw like an f bomb but in my defense, i had been spending 14 hour days just saying 500f-bombs. >> hey! clean clean. >> i got home i literally said casually dropped one.
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ben looked at me said, are you crazy? my two girls were there. i was like -- >> melissa and ben have two young daughters. they say at home it's ben who is the scene stealer. >> you make me -- i probably laugh to the point where i literally think i can't get air in probably four times a day. >> i can't imagine having -- not having -- i think often -- i can't imagine having a husband or partner, whoever you're with all the time that doesn't make you laugh like that. >> melissa wants her audiences to laugh like that, too. >> there was a bee. >> she'll do just about anything to make it happen. >> are you okay? my main thing is, tickets are expensive. and i want someone when they leave a theater or rent a move
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she, oh, my, god, i completely also myself for an hour and a half. i just laughed myself silly. you know, i'd like to not horribly embarrass myself in the process. but i may have blown that. ♪ >> cowan: ahead, lyric by gary goffin. then my rheumatologist prescribed enbrel. i'm phil mickelson, pro golfer. enbrel helps relieve pain and stop joint damage. i've been on the course and on the road. enbrel may lower your ability to fight infections. serious, sometimes fatal events including infections, tuberculosis, lymphoma, other cancers, nervous system and blood disorders, and allergic reactions have occurred. before starting enbrel, your doctor should test you for tuberculosis and discuss whether you've been to a region where certain fungal infections are common. you should not start enbrel if you have an infection
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♪ >> it happened this week, the passing of one of pop music's most versatile wordsmiths. for we learned of the death of gary goffin early thursday at his california home. he married carole king in 1959. and together they launched song writing career whose titles define the early 1960s. ♪
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they wrote "one fine day." performed by the chiffons. "up on the roof" performed by the drifters. ♪ and "the loko-motion." performed by their baby-sitter using the name little eva. in all, goffin and king wrote for than 50 top 40 hits huddled over a piano ♪ at broadway's tony-winning musical "beautiful." their marriage ended in 1968. with carol, king concentrating on her solo singing career. but the two still occasionally wrote together and goffin went on to write the lyrics to many mr. hit songs on his own.
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they were inducted in to the songwriters hall of fame and the rock and roll hall of fame. in a statement carole king praised gov anyone say snook his words expressed what so many people were feeling but didn't know how to say." gary goffin was 75. >> cowan: next. heartburn relief that neutralizes acid on contact. and goes to work in seconds. ♪ tum, tum tum tum... tums! when a pro at any 2014 pga tour event sinks a hole-in-one, quicken loans could pay your mortgage for an entire year. truly amazing! enter today at pgatour.com/quickenloans
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♪ >> cowan: here is a look at the week ahead on "sunday morning" calendar. monday, marks the 80th anniversary of the justice department's offer of a $10,000 reward for arrest of serial bank robber john dillinger who died in a shootout one month later. tuesday is auction of rock and roll artifacts including bob dylan's handwritten lyrics for "like a rolling stone" expected to go for a million dollars. wednesday is official summer birthday of children's book character paddington bear who also celebrates a winter birthday on december 25. thursday is the start of rim
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pack 2014. the rim of the pacific naval exercise off the hawaiian islands involving ships from the united states and 22 other countries. friday is day one for what is billed' the largest block party in chicago. in support of old st. pat's church and social programs. and on saturday the music season opens at tanglewood with a live radio broadcast of "a prairie home companion" hosted by garrison keeler. the world cup soccer matches continue in brazil more americans than ever are watching. and that is a welcome and long awaited development for espn soccer broadcaster roger bennett who hails from liverpool, england. >> in 1990, i spent a summer as a counselor at a sleep-away camp in maine and first encountered america's cruel indifference to football, soccer, the sport i loved.
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my english national team has overcome their long-term commitment to mediocrity dragging themselves in to the world cup semi final against long time nemesis in both war and football, germany. the day of the game remains one of my life's most frustrating. i wasted an afternoon driving maine's rural back roads from one sleepy back woods bar to another. all were broadcasting the local portland minor league baseball game. the preinternet age i had to wait for the next day's "boston globe" to discover the bitter results. >> the favorites have got through by narrowist of margins. >> england had lost on penalties. back then united states was football's final frontier. just like space for captain kirk, a game inescapably doomed
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to experience only false dawns and empty promise. forever america's sport of the future. i moved to the states shortly afterwards and have watched with wonder as the profile of the world cup has painstakingly risen tournament to tournament. we now live in a nation in which demographers have determined soccer is the second-most popular sport for those aged-24. the united states is a bona fide soccer nation. and the 2014 world cup will empower the sport to complete its take over. even the rural maine bars of old will be tuning in. the night states may have been slow toe warm up to soccer but it has caught up fast. who couldn't love what the sport has to offer. a built in excuse to ditch work, head to the public, indulge in some daytime drinking and watch
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this tournament. homer's odyssey in cleats. >> cowan: commentary from espn's roger bennett. before we head to washington we head to harlem where yesterday 138th street got brand new name. dr. billy taylor way honoring jazz pianist our long time music and arts, the late dr. billy taylor a very smart address. and on that note turn to norah o'donnell for bob near. >> good morning, lee. there's breaking news out of iraq we'll speak with house intelligence commit thigh chairman mike rogers and senators marco rubio and barbara boxer. >> cowan: thanks, we'll be watching. next week here on sunday morning. money matters. and thank you for your bravery. thank you colonel.
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>> cowan: we leave you this sunday with some wise old owls at the nature preserve east of buffalo, new york.
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i'm brian hackney... i'm mark k to talk about in o >> good morning. it is 7:30. thanks for joining us this morning. >> we have a whole bunch to get to in the next half hour. >> phil matier is off this morning, by the wa but we're going to have some chiming in coming from in, also, the kill switch. a lot of talk about that recently and an important vote tomorrow could send the bills of the assembly on the governor's desk. stopping robberies and new staff shows and a political bandwagon of sorts. >> we'll all pay more for gas in the coming year because there's a new bill that's forcing the